HOPE Village Neighborhood Solar Development

Focus: HOPE is a Detroit-based, non-denominational non-profit focused on overcoming racism, poverty, and injustice in Detroit through initiatives such as its HOPE Village Initiative. Directed towards the neighborhood around its headquarters the HOPE Village initiative aims to create a neighborhood where 100% of residents are educationally well-prepared, economically self-sufficient, and living in a safe and supportive environment. In support of these objectives, the HOPE Village Neighborhood Solar Development project generates clean, affordable power locally through a 5MW solar power plant, potentially allowing portions of the neighborhood to go off the grid. The project utilizes former brownfield sites, transforming this vacant land into productive use.

Initiative lead: Chris Dorle

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